- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Caroline Gould" <c2go2002@...> wrote:
> Hello Group!
> I admit to have been lurking for a couple of years.
> I admit to building:
> a Toto; etc.
>Yes, we see that you admit to all that, but do you
> I admit to growing up on Cape Cod etc. etc.
> I admit to learning a lot from you all....
admit to drinking beer ??
Don't know much about Cape Cod other than Arey's Pond
is actually Joe Arey's Pond.
I mailed off an order today for a set of "Caroline" plans.
Post photos of progress.
- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Nels" <arvent@...> wrote:
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Mulcahy" <kakwariver@> wrote:
> > I gotta protest this besmirching of the junk rig's efficiency. A
> > totally flat junk sail made of modern nonstretch material is not
> > good I'll admit but it is easy to build camber into them. I(a
> > frequently sail with a guy who has a 17 foot marconi rigged sloop
> > CL 17) and in all but light wind conditions I could sail as fastand
> > point slightly closer into the wind with my polytarp junkrig (hisfast
> > observations).
> So perhaps if your sail was one panel taller you could even sail as
> if not faster in light winds?Of course any sail will be better in light winds if it is made
> Not that it matters as I am not interested in racing. However if....
larger. The gurney flap on my sail, which is very efficient at
creating lift in medium and stronger winds, ceases to creat lift at a
certain point in light winds. My friend and I will be sailing along
evenly in a dying breeze and at a certain point he suddenly walks
away from me.
Compared to the rig designed for Philsboat, my sail is one panel
taller. I've considered making a sail one panel taller yet but I
don't think I'll do it. It seems almost ideal as it is.
Probably a junk sail with all of its camber built into the panels
(and no gurney flap) would be better in light winds. But, I think
most people would say that when the wind is that light (under 5
knots?) it's not much fun trying to sail anyway.